Motherhood

Leaving baby for the first time

I toss and turn in my bed as David gets up to soothe our baby back to sleep. It’s the middle of the night and I can hear them negotiating in the next room. Maybe it’s a nightmare, a toothache,

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5 Things My Toddler has Taught Me About Raising a Toddler

Most millennial parents are well-educated, well-read, and feel confidently knowledgeable about way too many things, thanks to the internet. When you become a parent it’s only natural to want to become an expert on the subject of how to raise a child.

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Maintaining a Career and Side Business as a New Mom

One of the questions that was top of mind when we made the decision to start a family was how I would be able to maintain my career and side business as a new mom. I know that having a career or growing a business isn’t a priority for every mom,

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Going back to work after baby

Picture this: I’m sitting in an empty airplane on an early Wednesday morning. I have two pieces of luggage with me for this short work trip: one with my laptop and personal belongings, and one with my breast pump. I already got stopped and questioned by security about the “heavy metal block” in my bag (it was the power charger).

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A Time of Transition

Life is full of transitions, no matter how hard we try to resist them. I always get an uncomfortable feeling in my gut when something is about to change in my life, but over the past three decades I have learned to face (and at times,

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This one thing almost robbed me of the joy of motherhood

It has been difficult to put into words what I experienced in the early months of my postparum period. It feels like I’ve had a sort of fog over me for most of these last eight months. It’s been difficult to share something that is personal and upsetting,